Gloucester House has been offering residential treatment and support to clients for over 53 years. We offer a structured, client focused, bespoke, 12 step programmes for men only. Single occupancy rooms, dual diagnosis clients accepted, support with resettlement and aftercare is an option if required. Our programme incorporates elements of CBT, MI and other evidence-based practices. 1st Stage consists of group therapy, 1-2-1 counselling with qualified accredited counsellors, life-skills, occupational therapy, education and a peer support, acupuncture. 2nd Stage offers group therapy, 1-2-1 counselling, independent living-skills, voluntary placements, and peer mentoring. Clients are expected to attend fellowship meetings in both stages of the programme. Transport provided. We also have an excellent creative workshop that gives clients the space and opportunity to explore their creative side and produce some beautiful pieces of work to take away when leaving treatment. We engage with mutual aid support, both receiving from and giving to the community. Our topics include, understanding and managing anger, relationships and co-dependency, effects of drugs and alcohol, relapse prevention, looking at change, self-awareness and self-concept, understanding anxiety stress and depression, health and nutrition and managing social media group. We also have weekly process and community/goals group. Further details can be viewed on our website www.gloucesterhouse.org.uk
Family and couples mediation sessions offered where required.
No regular activities for families take place, although families can visit the centre after a period of six weeks and we run family days every quarter, or when required. These visits take place at the weekend and clients are required to put a visitor request into the community group on the Monday, prior to a visit. Referrals manager is also our family liaison contact.
We offer an aftercare programme in which clients can attend groups and activities twice a week. We also offer telephone support if required to clients and assistance with move on and resettlement when and where required.
All clients having an unplanned discharge from the centre will have a contingency plan in place as part of their admission requirement. All clients leaving the centre are given a full discharge pack with details of support agencies in the area they are moving to. We always aim to try and find a safe place for clients to go to and we have a loop system in place with the local hostel, should it be possible we consider to re-admit the client.
After care programme offered in which clients can attend groups for up to two days per week. Clients are referred to supported move on accommodation natiowide, where applicable and engage with mutual aid community support networks, such as ongoing voluntary work placements, training programmes and fellowship meetings. Gloucester house have very good working relationships with community drug and alcohol agencies across the country that can offer after care support groups in all the areas we move onto.
The programme at Gloucester House is based on a motivational approach.
Staff here are qualified and experienced in working with dual diagnosis clients. Members of the therapy team have all had specific training in working with complex need cases and we also have a good working relationship with the local mental health team.
Anybody over the limit of 20mls methadone and 8mls of Subutex. We will reduce clients down from these doses over a period of a month to six weeks, depending on client’s situation. Scripts need to be provided for client by referring agency. However it is always advisable to discuss service user requirements if considering a referral to us.
Also we do not accept registered child sex offenders in the centre because of the nature of the centres location, and visiting children to the centre.
We can detox clients off 8mg of Subutex with the support of referring agency Please call referrals manager Rosaline Rolfe for further details on 01793 762365
We are equipped with disability ramp for entry to main communal area of garden patio, grab rails for accessibility on ground level stairs, bungalow for easy access to people with disability. We also have an ensuite facility that has been adapted for people with disability in the bungalow. However we are not equipped for very high need service user impairment
Charges given on request as charges vary depending on individual circumstances. We do take dual diagnoses clients for which we have a high supplement fee of £140.00 per week, again depending on need and circumstance.
Please contact the centre for further information
Clients are required to have a pre-admission assessment either at the centre, by phone or video link depending on circumstance. This lasts for approximately one hour, in which the client will meet with the referrals manager and have a tour of the centre and have the opportunity to talk to clients and staff, if available. All potential clients attending for an assessment must not be impaired by excessive alcohol or drug use. Admission information and referral pack will be sent to potential clients/referrers, prior to admission and are required to be sent back to the referrals manager, prior to the assessment date.
If accepted onto the programme referring clients will be sent a letter of acceptance with details of admission date, subject to satisfactory risk assessment and proof of funding.
Clients are prioritised according to need for admission, however an estimated time of admission date will be given at assessment.
Clients will have a discharge review at the time of a planned discharge, in which referring agencies and care managers are invited to attend. Clients are also asked to complete an evaluation form as Gloucester House always aim to provide a high quality of service to both clients and their stakeholders. Clients leaving the centre will be assisted with move on by our resettlement team, and in the case of any unplanned discharges a contingency plan will be discussed, prior to admission. In some cases a loop system can be put in place for readmission, or support given to find alternative accommodation, depending on individual circumstances. All clients leaving the centre are given a full discharge pack and advice contact numbers for the area they are returning to.